Title: The Suffragette Scandal
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Author: Courtney Milan
Publisher: Courtney Milan
Source: Free for review from the author
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
An idealistic suffragette… Miss Frederica “Free” Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women’s rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope…but she needs more rope, and she needs it now. …a jaded scoundrel… Edward Clark’s aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She’s only a pawn to use in his revenge. …and a scandal seven years in the making. But the irrepressible Miss Marshall soon enchants Edward. By the time he realizes that his cynical heart is hers, it’s too late. The only way to thwart her enemies is to reveal his scandalous past…and once the woman he loves realizes how much he’s lied to her, he’ll lose her forever. The Suffragette Scandal is the fourth full-length historical romance in The Brothers Sinister series.
The other books in the Brother Sinister series are:
½. The Governess Affair (prequel novella)
1. The Duchess War
1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War)
2. The Heiress Effect
3. The Countess Conspiracy
4. The Suffragette Scandal
4½. Talk Sweetly to Me (coming in August)
In the beginning of the novel we pretty much know where Frederica Marshall stands. She is a Suffragette, fighting for women’s rights in male dominated Victorian England. Edward Clark, on the other hand, is a bit of a mystery. His story unfolds bit by bit throughout the book. And , oh how that fact keeps us turning pages to uncover all the secrets of his past. There are two, perhaps three, intertwined plots. There is Edward’s revenge, there is Amanda’s awakening, and of course, there is the romance of Edward and Free.
Courtney Milan has once again written a superbly constructed novel that overflows with romance and drama and spot on details of Victorian England. In this the fourth installment to the Brother’s Sinister Series we have cameos by several of the “brothers”. This is a standalone novel in the series and can easily be read without having read the others, but I encourage you to read all of this series for a true look at how romance novels should be written. You will find original plots, sensuous evocative writing, deft characterization and hours of reading enjoyment.